Microsoft SQL for Beginners

A comprehensive course to teach you how to complete SQL queries using Microsoft SQL Server and the T-SQL language.
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Do you want to learn a skill that can help you earn nearly $100,000 per year? If so, then this course is for you!

SQL (Structured Query Language) is the language we use to interact with databases that store data. This allows us to retrieve data with ease and simplicity. As terms like business intelligence and big data become more familiar, businesses will need more people to learn the SQL language.

This course will teach you how to use the SQL language within Microsoft SQL Server, one of the most popular database engines in the world.

You will have plenty of video lessons to teach you the majority of the content. Each section includes practice problems or additional e-books to help reinforce what you learn in the video tutorials.

What are the requirements?

  • I assume you have absolutely NO SQL or database background before taking this course.
  • You will need to have a Windows-based computer to run Microsoft SQL Server.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Complete literal SELECT statements.
  • Complete basic SELECT statements querying against a single table
  • Filter data using the WHERE clause
  • Sort data using the ORDER BY clause
  • Learn about database design and normalization
  • Using joins, return columns from multiple tables in the same query
  • Understand the difference between the INNER JOIN, LEFT/RIGHT OUTER JOIN, and FULL OUTER JOIN
  • Complete SQL statements that use aggregate functions
  • Group data together using the GROUP BY clause
  • Filter groups of data using the HAVING clause

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who works with data, tables, or databases!
  • Those who work in organizations where the company typically uses Microsoft databases. This course uses Microsoft SQL Server and T-SQL (Microsoft SQL) variant of the SQL language. Those who work with Oracle, DB2, or MySQL might not gain as much from this course.
  • If you work in: marketing, finance, accounting, operations, sales, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, or any other industry/function that collects information
  • Someone who wants to learn skills that give them the potential to earn near SIX figures!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to SELECT Statements
START HERE: Introduction Lecture
Preview
04:20
How to Install Microsoft SQL Server Express
3 pages
Introduction to T-SQL and Database Concepts
04:13
Literal SELECT Statements - Part 1
Preview
06:38
Literal SELECT Statements - Part 2
03:38
Literal SELECT Statement Practice Problems
2 pages
Basic SELECT Statements - Part 1
Preview
08:42
Basic SELECT Statements - Part 2
08:10
Basic SELECT Statements - Part 3
06:29
Basic SELECT Statement Practice Problems
2 pages
Section 2: Filtering Data with the WHERE Clause
Using the WHERE Clause - Part 1
05:33
Using the WHERE Clause - Part 2
05:11
05:34

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the AND and OR logical operators to combine criteria within your WHERE clause.

Using the WHERE Clause - Part 4
08:16
Using the WHERE Clause - Part 5
08:03
Using the WHERE Clause - Part 6
08:29
Using the WHERE Clause - Part 7
07:27
WHERE Clause Practice Problems
3 pages
Section 3: Sorting Data with the ORDER BY Clause
Sorting with the ORDER BY Clause - Part 1
07:48
Sorting with the ORDER BY Clause - Part 2
06:23
ORDER BY Clause Practice Problems
2 pages
Section 4: Querying Multiple Tables with Joins
Using the INNER JOIN - Part 1
08:15
Using the INNER JOIN - Part 2
08:05
INNER JOIN Practice Problems
3 pages
Using the LEFT OUTER JOIN - Part 1
07:52
Using the LEFT OUTER JOIN - Part 2
10:25
Using the LEFT OUTER JOIN - Part 3
03:33
LEFT/RIGHT OUTER JOIN Practice Problems
16 pages
Section 5: Aggregate Functions
Aggregate Functions - Part 1
07:53
Aggregate Functions - Part 2
04:34
Aggregate Function Practice Problems
2 pages
Section 6: Grouping Data with the GROUP BY Clause
Grouping with the GROUP BY Clause - Part 1
06:45
Grouping with the GROUP BY Clause - Part 2
08:09
GROUP BY Clause Practice Problems
2 pages
Section 7: Filtering Groups with the HAVING Clause
Filtering Groups with the HAVING Clause - Part 1
07:16
Filtering Groups with the HAVING Clause - Part 2
07:10
HAVING Clause Practice Problems
3 pages

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Instructor Biography

Brewster Knowlton, Business Intelligence Expert

Brewster Knowlton has worked in all facets of the business intelligence industry. With significant experience writing SQL code, developing ETL processes, and architecting and designing data warehouse systems, his greatest strength is the ability to communicate difficult concepts in an easily understood way. Having completed business intelligence projects across a variety of industries, Brewster understands what BI skills organizations need and employers are seeking. His goal is to help you learn SQL and business intelligence skills so that you might find your dream career in the business intelligence field.

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